Nonprofit gets $3.7M federal grant to address early childhood mental health

The Puerto Rico Network for the Rights of Children and Youth recently won a federal grant of $3.7 million for the creation of the Post-Emergency Community Mental Health and Education Network (Rescue, in Spanish), a comprehensive support program in the areas of mental health and early education to mitigate academic lag in early childhood from a trauma-informed model

The funds come from a special appropriation approved by U.S. Congress for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be

Fransglobal Charity Foundation joins Autism Alliance of Puerto Rico for fundraiser

The Autism Alliance of Puerto Rico has represented the island’s autistic community since 2004.

The Fransglobal Charity Foundation, the philanthropic branch of Fransglobal Corp., has announced its partnership with the Autism Alliance of Puerto Rico to mark World Autism Awareness Month.

During April, the foundation will fundraise for the Autism Alliance of Puerto Rico at Taco Maker, Arby’s and Marco’s Pizza locations throughout the island. Patrons can make donations at the restaurants or via the

Triple-S Foundation launches medical scholarships in Puerto Rico

A medical professional fits a patient with a wrist brace, demonstrating the kind of orthopedic care supported by the new Triple-S Foundation scholarships.

The Triple-S Foundation has launched the Triple-S Foundation Fund, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Community Foundation (FCPR, in Spanish), to offer scholarships for medical students specializing in neurology, orthopedics or pediatrics at local universities. The scholarship application window is from April 1 to May 10.

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Voluntariado corporativo: “El país somos todos”

“Ven aquí los retos que tiene mi personal atendiendo a un paciente adulto mayor que no entiende lo que se le dice y hay un valor agregado a su experiencia no solo desde la perspectiva social si no de los retos diarios. A veces tenemos desafíos parecidos, por ejemplo, aprendemos del trabajo que hacen para asegurar adherencia con sus clientes, a lo mejor yo tengo que aprender un poquito y les digo ‘me gustaría que me revises mi intervención de adherencia’. Mira que intercambio interesante se da”,

¿Por qué es sabio invertir en la niñez en edad temprana?

La National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) comparte con frecuencia prácticas apropiadas para el desarrollo infantil. En abril del 2020 la entidad destacó que, entre otras estrategias, el juego promueve un aprendizaje entretenido que fomenta la autorregulación, las competencias lingüísticas, cognitivas y sociales, así como el conocimiento de contenidos en todas las disciplinas. “El juego es fundamental para todos los niños y las niñas, desde el nacimiento hasta los 8 años

Florida businesses called to action: Help rebuild Puerto Rico’s economy

Manuel Laboy-Rivera, executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, presents on public assistance projects at the “Puerto Rico: Resilience and Reconstruction” conference in Orlando, Florida.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Doing business in Puerto Rico and helping to rebuild the island by getting companies to collaborate on federal projects, thus generating local jobs and revitalizing the economy, are among the calls to action from Puerto Rican authorities in Florida.

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Puerto Rico’s primary airport provides fundraising space for nonprofits

Aerostar Puerto Rico’s president, Jorge Hernández, speaks at the "ESPACIO DE SOLIDARIDAD" launch, with Fundación Puertorriqueña Síndrome Down members and program participants present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Aerostar, the company that operates Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, announced the launch of its Espacio de Solidaridad (Solidarity Space) initiative. The project will provide a high-traffic location at the island’s primary airport for nonprofit entities to prom

Puerto Rico communities chosen for DOE tech assistance program

Several projects in the Puerto Rican towns of Adjuntas, Jayuya, Lares, Maricao, Utuado and Yauco were chosen to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Communities Local Energy Action Program (LEAP), which is making $18 million available for plans to lower energy bills, develop plans for sustained clean energy and economic empowerment.

The 30 selected applicants will work with DOE and its network of technical assistance providers including local and tribal governments, community-based or

Wellness Concierge opens to promote health, well-being

Wellness Concierge, a wellness, life coaching and mentoring firm launched to facilitate well-being and health services for teens and adults, recently began connecting providers with people who need health services, owner Beatriz Carrión told News is my Business.

The company, founded by Carrión with her own funds, offers various programs, selected experiences and assists in scheduling health appointments with informed recommendations.

“Our mission is to help individuals so that they can help th

CPI: Government of Puerto Rico let debt with HIMA’s owners rack up for almost 50 years

Although the HIMA hospital system was in a resounding economic decline, which ended in the largest commercial bankruptcy in Puerto Rico, its owners and main directors got compensation of up to half a million dollars, bought luxury goods, bought new companies and properties, and accommodated dozens of family members and politicians in the corporate group.

Some of them continued to earn annual incomes between $300,000 and $500,000 until the bankruptcy filing in September 2023, including the compa
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